Peter Odemwingie has vowed to get back to his best and repay Stoke for the affection they have shown in him while he has been injured.
The striker has been on the sidelines since suffering a serious cruciate knee ligament injury back in August, but his recovery is going well and he hopes to play some part this season.
If that is the case it will be towards the end of the campaign and Odemwingie is dreaming of returning to the side and getting back among the goals.
The striker has also set his sights on a new contract and does not want to leave the Britannia Stadium on a free transfer after months of rehabilitation.
“I don’t want to be looked after for so many months and then just leave the club,” he said. “But more important than that, I have to be the same player I was. Once I get 100 per cent fit I would love to give back a bit for all the care I received in six or seven months. “I don’t want to leave on a dull note, but with goals to be proud of.”